Theatre that inspires us


The Meerkats are always seeking out new theatrical experiences – and we find a great deal of those at our company base camp, ARC Stockton. An inspiring performance that we saw together was Uninvited Guests’ Make Better Please. Welcomed in with tea, biscuits and a chat over the evening papers, we soon found ourselves confronting monsters from recent headlines before donning masks to become them as a political punk rock explosion played out before our eyes. We’ve never seen anything like it before. It changed our views on what theatre can be, pushed us out of our comfort zones and ended with a beautiful burning of wishes in the alleyway outside the theatre. We liked pieces of the performance more than others. But we still talk about it now. That’s how we know it was great theatre.